Below is an overview of our ministries. To find out more about any ministry, please click on a link below:
Administration Nicky Beukes is our church administrator. She coordinates the church rosters, and oversees all of the bookings and groups that use the church facility. Gail Gillies produces our weekly newsletter.
Craft Group Janette Park is the point person for the lady’s craft group. This is held at the church on alternative Thursday mornings from 9.30am till 11.30am.
Evangelism Andrew Mitchell helps coordinates a bi monthly evangelism focus group with extensive input from Kim Rusden. Kim is passionate about sharing the gospel and has worked many years with Open Air Campaigners (OAC now called Outreach and Church Ministries).
Finance Andrew Tyler heads up the team that handles the finances of Church on Vogel.
Girls Rally Janina Mestyanek coordinates this ministry along side other women. Fortnightly on a Wednesday from 6pm – 8pm for girls aged 7-12 years. A time of tea, games, craft and bible study.
Internship Programme Andrew Mitchell heads up our internship programme which we do in partnership with Pathways Bible and Mission College. Our internships can be either a one year or two year programme. Each year involves an approximate mix of 50% study and 50% ministry.
Kids Zone Lilian Rowe oversees our children’s ministries. Kid Zone operates every Sunday morning for children from three years, during the service for about 45 minutes. It includes a time of sharing all together followed by teaching in age appropriate groups using the Scripture Union syllabus.
Men’s Ministry Andrew Mitchell coordinates the men’s ministry which revolves around a bi monthly men’s breakfasts. These start at 7.30 am at the church with a cooked breakfast.
Missions Stewart Rowe leads the Missions Ministry team. Jesus has not given us a small task. Nor has He given us an impossible one. While we may be labelled the “mission team”, this is the name more accurately used to describe the whole church. We are a group of people in a catalyst role within COV who are moved by God’s heart for all nations.
Pastoral Care Andrew and Sonja Mitchell lead the Pastoral Care Ministry. There is the need for everyone in the church to feel that they are spiritually and emotionally supported. We see pastoral care as a church wide ministry in which everyone has a responsibility to contribute.
Playgroup Coordinated by Rachel Hockly, Playgroup on Vogel has been operating as a free service to the community since 1991 with some funding being received from the Ministry of Education. It runs out of a purpose built facility at the rear of the church with a large grass field and playgrounds.
Prayer Andrew Mitchell oversees the prayer ministry. As Psalm 127:1 affirms, “unless the Lord builds the house we labour in vain.” We believe that seeking God for His guidance and direction must be at the very heart of all that we do. We have a number of corporate prayer opportunities which are held at the church.
Property Ron Taylor takes on the responsibility of looking after all property maintenance.
Sunday Worship Stephen Little is responsible for the overall running of the Sunday Morning Worship Services. A big part of this is leading and coordinating the music team as well as overseeing the sound system and the computer desk. We believe that Sunday mornings should cater for all age groups so that all people in our church family feel valued.
Top Enders Viv Sandbrook is the contact person for this ministry. On the 3rd Friday of every month from 1:30pm till about 3pm the Triple 20s group from the Feilding Bible Chapel run a programme for those who are a little older.
Women’s Ministry Sonja Mitchell coordinates the women’s ministry running bi monthly events for women of all ages. There are also a number of special interest women’s groups that are attached to this ministry.
Young Adults Jamie Pearce is our Young Adults Pastor. Jamie works closely with an oversight team that is led by Tony and Toshi Martin. The young Adults have an emphasis on discipleship. The Great Commission is central to all that they do.
Youth Sarah Mitchell oversee the youth ministry with the support of a committed team of young adults. Youth includes those of intermediate and high school age however older high school students tend to join in with the young adults.